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In Dark Places: The Confessions of Teina Pora and an Ex-Cop's Fight for Justice by Michael Bennett Online



In Dark Places: The Confessions of Teina Pora and an Ex-Cop's Fight for Justice

In Dark Places: The Confessions of Teina Pora and an Ex-Cop's Fight for Justice

  • Title: In Dark Places: The Confessions of Teina Pora and an Ex-Cop's Fight for Justice
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  • Language : English
  • Page : 241 pages


Teina Pora, a 17 year old car thief, was wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Susan Burdett, who had been beaten to death with the softball bat she kept next to her bed for her own protection Tim McKinnel, en ex cop turned private investigator, discovered the long forgotten case 18 years later, saw an injustice had been done and set out to wi Teina Pora, a 17 year old car thief, was wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Susan Burdett, who had been beaten to death with the softball bat she kept next to her bed for her own protection Tim McKinnel, en ex cop turned private investigator, discovered the long forgotten case 18 years later, saw an injustice had been done and set out to win Teina s freedom Reaching from the mean streets of South Auckland to the highest court in the Commonwealth, this is the story not just of Tim s quest, but also of how an innocent man who was left rotting in a prison cell for two decades found the inner strength to rise above the dark places to which he had been condemned


Author Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Whakaue is an award winning New Zealand screenwriter and author whose films have been selected for numerous festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and New York In 2008 Michael was the inaugural recipient of the Writers Award from the New Zealand Film Commission, and in 2005 he was awarded the British Council New Zealand Writers Foundation Award In 2011




In Dark Places: The Confessions of Teina Pora and an Ex-Cop's Fight for Justice Reviews (9)

  • In Dark Places by Michael Bennett is highly recommended to those that enjoy books about true crimes.This book is about the conviction of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in New Zealand in 1993 Pora was tried twice and convicted twice Michael Bennett does a wonderful job of moving [..]

  • This is a really well written true crime book that will break your heart How Teina Pora didn t become bitter and angry is a real miracle. [..]

  • In Dark Places is one of the best books I ve read all year The story is not only fascinating but also heart breaking of a man sentenced to life in prison for murder, a crime he didn t commit And of the 18 years he spent there than half his life before he was finally freed.I was glued to the story o [..]

  • I lived a 5 minute drive away from Israel Ave in 1993 and am only a couple of years younger than Teina Am thrilled to have read and now know about his struggle Thank God for good people who are in a position to and are willing to fight for the justice of those who can t Excellent read Thanks to who [..]

  • it is a such a shame to know how much the New Zeland police screwed up and yet they didnt fix the mess they created But it is good justice finally came for a man who did no wrong other than trying to please those him around due to brain damage caused by his unknowing mother [..]

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